What’s Riddled With More Holes Than Cheese? / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

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Excerpt from Whatcom County, WWC 16.16 Critical Areas Regulations, Draft Adopted by Whatcom County Planning Commission 06-09-2016.  Click on graphic to access document.

June 13 at 5:38am  June 13, 2016  Wendy Harris

What’s Riddled With More Holes Than Cheese?

All the exemptions, exceptions, conditional and allowed activities inside critical area habitat conservation areas (The CAO [Critical Areas Ordinance]).

You may not realize all the activities that are allowed when we are protecting biodiversity because they are found in two locations, the specific Article provisions for that type of critical area, and in Article 2, which applies generally to all critical areas. Continue reading

Why We Need Wildlife Policies At Our Local Park / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

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Yesterday at 5:35am  January 14, 2016  Wendy Harris

A trip today to the county park at Semiahmoo was not uplifting.

First, I saw heavy construction occurring in the middle of the spit right in the prime of the winter bird season. See that water in the first photo.. Drayton Harbor… it should be full of sea birds and waterfowl. I am not sure if this was planned, but it did not look like a sudden storm event that required emergency repairs. Continue reading